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Last updated : 29 September 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the East Fife v Dumbarton fixture

Dumbarton pack their bags to visit East Fife at Bayview Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sons will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 36 and win only 11 of the 58 games.

The previous match played between the two at Bayview Stadium was within the last three years, in March 2004, as the visitors ran out cosy 1 - 3 winners in a Scottish Division Two match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 24 AprDumbarton1 - 0East FifeSCD2
2003/2004Tue 16 MarEast Fife1 - 3DumbartonSCD2
2003/2004Sat 13 DecDumbarton3 - 1East FifeSCD2
2003/2004Sat 04 OctEast Fife1 - 0DumbartonSCD2
2002/2003Tue 06 AugDumbarton1 - 0East FifeSCC
2001/2002Sat 06 AprDumbarton2 - 0East FifeSCD3
2001/2002Sat 02 FebEast Fife1 - 0DumbartonSCD3

Recent respective form guides

East Fife have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

The away form of Dumbarton is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Sons have hit 4 goals, 9 have hit the back of the wrong net.

East Fife are leading the way in the Bells Scottish Division Three, with their 8 games giving them a return of 16 points. Dumbarton lie just outside the playoff positions in the Bells Scottish Division Three, picking up 13 from their 8 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Fifers, as the Sons have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
East Fife Won 3 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 9 .
Dumbarton 5 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 11 outings ago.